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09/29/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Jerry Hedgepeth

Jerry Bryan Hedgepeth
(d. 20 Sept 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1955

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news to report today.   Jerry Hedgepeth, Class of 1955, passed away in Williamsburg on Thursday, September 20, 2018. 

From the Daily Press - 09/29/18:

                Jerry Hedgepeth
      WILLIAMSBURG - Jerry Bryan Hedgepeth died on September 20, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA.

He was born in Newport News, VA and graduated from Newport News High School.

After graduating, he joined the Army and served his country in Korea and Japan. Upon his return, he attended the College of William and Mary.

In 1963, Jerry began his career as a real estate broker. As president of the Newport News/Hampton Board of Realtors, he was instrumental in bringing the Multiple Listing Service to the Peninsula. Jerry also served as a member on the Virginia Real Estate Board.

After his retirement in 1987, he became a full-time volunteer for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, serving as a guide at Wetherburn's Tavern, Bruton Heights, The Brush-Everard House, The Millwork Shop, and Electronic Field Trips. Working the Bits and Bridles Tour was his favorite. In 2018, Jerry received his 20-year volunteer pin.

Jerry Hedgepeth

Jerry contributed endless volunteer hours to Colonial Williamsburg, as well as strong financial support. He always said, "The Foundation teaches our youth about their history."

At his request, there will be no formal service. Bucktrout Funeral Home is assisting the family. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from September 29 to September 30, 2018.

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September 22, 2018

Sincere sympathy to all the family... Jerry was well thought of by us in the real estate community!

~ Morris Moseley, Newport News, Virginia

September 22, 2018 

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

~ Linda James, Williamsburg, Virginia

September 23, 2018 

Liz, Mary Ann and I were deeply saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. We will miss our conversations with him in front of your house. He touched many lives and will be missed. We will be checking with you to see if we can do anything.

Mike and Mary Ann
~ Mike Dallas, Williamsburg, Virginia

September 23, 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. My hope is that you are surrounded by friends and family and that each day gets a little bit easier. God bless you!
~ Tina McCabe, Yorktown, Virginia

September 24, 2018

Claude and I are so sad to hear of Jerry's passing. Our heartfelt sympathy is with you and your family.

Claude and Suzanne Remond

September 24, 2018

~ Nancy Ward, Williamsburg, Virginia  

September 24, 2018

 I am so very sad to hear that Jerry has passed away. I worked with him from time to time as he led the CW Behind the Scenes tours at BHS. We also worked together one year for the CW Teacher Institute. Jerry is a dear soul and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to you, Liz and the rest of your family during this very heartbreaking time. Hugs
~ Valerie Perkins, Williamsburg, Virginia  

September 24, 2018

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We've known Jerry and Liz for 20 years, through CW. He was a wonderful tour guide and had a wealth of information about the historic area. He was a treasure. Our thoughts are with Liz and the family.

Jim and Fran Whitney

~ Jim and Fran Whitney, Williamsburg, Virginia  

September 27, 2018

Jerry was Mr. CW! He will be sorely missed.


September 29, 2018



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jerry's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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